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Will the WTO end the Brazilian-Argentinian confectionery trade war?

A number of players in Brazil’s chocolate and confectionery sector have seen exports to Argentina plunge by up to 80% in the past three years due to Argentina’s restrictive import policies that have come under fire from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Any objections? Protected geo-indication could be on cards for Ecuadorian 'arriba' cocoa

An application to theEuropean Commission for protectedgeographical indication (PGI) status for ‘cacao arriba’ from Ecuador is now open for public consultation.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Malaysia hopes to double its palm oil production by 2020 without having to dedicate more land to palm plants, according to a Malaysian minister.

Cognition & colours among DSM targets at 2-day Swiss open innovation event

DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) wants to engage with commercial, government and academic entities at a 2-day open innovation (OI) summit with selected participants in December.

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What would a Scottish vote for independence mean for food? from FoodNavigator.com

As Scots head to the polls today, FoodNavigator asks, how would an independent Scotland affect the food industry there and in the UK as a whole?

Australia

Australians more intent on low-fat diet than reducing cholesterol from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Australians have become less concerned with their cholesterol levels and more likely to try to eat less fat and additives, new consumer data suggests.  

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Beekeeper picked to represent organic farmers in wider industry from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A country boy, Peter Hastie has constantly been drawn to the importance of sustainable food production and health throughout his 15 year career on the land.

Convenience is key - but what does this mean for food safety? from FoodProductionDaily.com

Convenience-driven consumers also expect higher food quality and more adventurous options, says the Cofresco Forum.

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Mars patent for processing unfermented cocoa beans
Patent Watch

Has Mars found a way around cocoa bean fermentation?

Mars has filed a patent for a method to process unfermented cocoa beans that it claims would...

Lead and cadmium in dark chocolate: Kids exposed

Kids exposed to cadmium in dark chocolate - but they'd have to eat a lot to exceed health limits

A study says regular dark chocolate consumption raises children's exposure to cadmium but they would have to eat over...

Hershey and Cargill Ivory coast cocoa program

Hershey and Cargill team up on Ivorian cocoa program

Hershey has partnered with its supplier Cargill to bring its cocoa sustainability program to the Côte d’Ivoire,...

Lindt North America chief takes reins at Russell Stover
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Lindt North America chief takes reins at Russell Stover

Lindt & Sprüngli has appointed its North America senior vice president Andreas Pfluger to lead the newly...

UAE chocolate market growth prospects

UAE set for torrent of new entrants as chocolate market excels

The United Arab Emirates chocolate market is one of the fastest growing chocolate markets across the globe...

Got Milk lawsuit against Bridge Brands Chocolate

‘Got Milk’ owner sues Bridge Brands Chocolate in trademark spat

The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its...

Strauss settles Cadbury Israel lawsuit with Carmit Candy

Strauss pays $2.5m to settle Cadbury Israel lawsuit

The Strauss Group has reached a NIS 9m ($2.5m) out-of-court settlement with Cadbury distributor Carmit Candy, bringing...

Cocoa child slavery case against Nestlé, ADM and Cargill proceeds

Nestlé, ADM and Cargill can’t escape liability for cocoa child slavery, rules court

A US appeal court has ruled that Nestlé, ADM and Cargill can be held to account for...

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